Edmund de Waal Reconstructs History in “The Hare with Amber Eyes”

The Hare with Amber Eyes
The Jewish Museum. de Waal family collection.

Recumbent hare with raised forepaw, signed Masatoshi. Ivory, eyes inlaid in amber colored buffalo horn. Osaka, Japan, ca. 1880.

Provenance reveals the lives of collectors and the fortunes and fates that cling to the object like so many layers of dust. Such is the premise for this exhibition in which artist and author de Waal reconstructs the history of his family around a diminutive heirloom passed down through the generations.

Event Information
Start Date: November 19, 2021
End Date: May 15, 2022
Venue: The Jewish Museum

The Hare with Amber Eyes